Thursday, February 11, 2010

The hard shell: Gamera Guardian Of The Universe(1995)

My lifelong love of giant monster movies was renewed when I had the pleasure of first watching Gamera Guardian Of The Universe(1995), directed by Shusuke Kaneko. There are so many things that I like about this movie: the marvelous special effects, solid acting, brisk pace of the film and the elements of horror that creep into the movie's story line courtesy of the winged monsters called the "Gyaos". This film is, in my opinion, one of the greatest giant monster("Kaiju") films ever made. It was followed by two more films, in 1996 and 1999 that feature the giant turtle called "Gamera". ADV Films has released all three to Region 1 DVD.

The trailer for Gamera Guardian Of The Universe: